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weekend wines – week 39 2017

2002 Louis Jadot, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Petits Monts
Hmm – great aromatic volume here – obviously Vosne-spiced too. Supple concentration in the mouth, still a little tannic texture – good volume too – not pinched by any age or any tightness. Nicely finishing if now showing a more modest width. Tasty, moreish wine – Yum! Jacques Lardière once told me that he thought Petits Monts a ‘second division’ Vosne 1er – regardless – he did a great job here!
Rebuy – Yes

2000 de la Vougeraie, Clos de Vougeot
Medium-plus colour, with certainly some maturity of colour. The nose starts with a deep and earthy oak impression – this could have been reduction but it it was stable – it has the slightest cigarette ash impression – just falling short of too much though. It’s rather a complex and sweet nose for all that. Very nice volume in the mouth without any overt fat – this is structural and alive, lovely waves of acid-led flavour with still just a hint of finishing bitters. There is enough sweetness here to counter the acidity and leave something that is super-tasty – almost completely delicious. I’m torn between admiring and enjoying this wine – it’s a super 2000 and not fully mature. Easy to enjoy…
Rebuy – Yes

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